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Texas Tech Seeks To Have 4 Dismissed From Leach Lawsuit

LUBBOCK, Texas – (AP) Attorneys for Texas Tech University said in documents filed Tuesday that they want four school employees dismissed from former football coach Mike Leach's lawsuit over his firing and argued again that the school is immune from the suit. It was the final day court filings...

Judge Says Leach Lawsuit Against Texas Tech Can Go On

LUBBOCK, Texas - (AP) Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach can move forward with a lawsuit claiming breach of contract over his firing, which followed allegations of player mistreatment, a judge ruled Tuesday. State District Judge William C. Sowder struck down Texas Tech's claim of sovereign...

U.S. High Court Majority Upholds State's Immunity From Employee's Bias Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A state employee is blocked by sovereign immunity from recovering damages from his state employer for claims of discrimination brought under the self-care provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled March 20, affirming a decision...

U.S. High Court: Little Tucker Act Doesn't Waive Government's Sovereign Immunity

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Little Tucker Act doesn't waive the U.S. government's sovereign immunity when it comes to damages actions filed under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Nov. 13 ( United States of America v. James X. Bormes , No. 11...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Correctional Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S. Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal investigative or law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her employment...

U.S. High Court: Prison Officers Not Immune From Assault Claims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) waives sovereign immunity for law enforcement officers' acts where a claim arises out of one of six intentional torts where an officer is "acting within the scope of his office or employment," a unanimous U.S. Supreme...